10 Cities In Georgia With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise “most of the minority”. We’re not totally sure that’s a term, but it’s an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a “minority of the minority”, generally.

But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in Georgia is 371,852 – at 3.7% of the total population of Georgia.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups — Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across Georgia? Which cities and towns in Georgia have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population in 2018:

  1. Morrow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Duluth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Johns Creek (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Clarkston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Lilburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Suwanee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Alpharetta (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Dunwoody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Doraville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Stockbridge (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Georgia had the largest Asian population?

Morrow took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Georgia for 2018. 33.1% of Morrow identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Georgia ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in Georgia or the most diverse places in Georgia.

How We Determined The Cities In Georgia With The Largest Asian Population For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Georgia.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 120 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 33.1% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Morrow took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Hapeville was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Georgia ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Morrow, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,069
% Asian: 33.1%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,340
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.04%
More on Morrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,445 at the 2010 census, up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.

Duluth, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,681
% Asian: 25.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,420
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.85%
More on Duluth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Duluth had a population of 26,600, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 29,331 as of 2016.

Johns Creek, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 82,930
% Asian: 25.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 21,062
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.9%
More on Johns Creek: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Johns Creek is a city located in Fulton County in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 76,728. The city is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. In 2017 Johns Creek ranked third on the USA TODAY list of “50 best cities to live in.”

Clarkston, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,594
% Asian: 24.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,131
Percent Change Since 2010: 318.58%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lilburn, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,481
% Asian: 20.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,584
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.66%
More on Lilburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,001
% Asian: 17.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,082
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.64%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,355; this had grown to an estimated 18,694 as of 2015. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated by Kiplinger as the third best place in America for raising families, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation’s 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.

Alpharetta, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 63,013
% Asian: 16.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,220
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.31%
More on Alpharetta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alpharetta is a city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Alpharetta’s population was 57,551. The estimated population in 2014 was 63,038.

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 48,128
% Asian: 14.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,157
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.58%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. As of 2015, the city has a population of 48,733, up from 46,267 in the 2010 Census.

Doraville, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,348
% Asian: 12.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,336
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.61%
More on Doraville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The municipality is northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,330.

Stockbridge, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,692
% Asian: 10.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,007
Percent Change Since 2010: 89.24%
More on Stockbridge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stockbridge is a city in Henry County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 25,637, up from 9,853 in 2000.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Georgia

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Georgia according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Georgia:

  1. Hapeville
  2. Adel
  3. Eatonton

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Georgia

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Morrow 33.1% 7,069
2 Duluth 25.87% 28,681
3 Johns Creek 25.4% 82,930
4 Clarkston 24.86% 12,594
5 Lilburn 20.7% 12,481
6 Suwanee 17.12% 18,001
7 Alpharetta 16.22% 63,013
8 Dunwoody 14.87% 48,128
9 Doraville 12.91% 10,348
10 Stockbridge 10.86% 27,692
11 Norcross 10.46% 16,293
12 Forest Park 10.01% 19,156
13 Sugar Hill 9.89% 20,889
14 Milton 8.82% 36,755
15 Chamblee 8.35% 27,862
16 Smyrna 6.73% 54,788
17 Sandy Springs 6.5% 102,212
18 Peachtree City 6.35% 34,988
19 Fayetteville 6.34% 16,780
20 Woodstock 5.61% 27,964
21 Roswell 4.96% 93,968
22 Braselton 4.76% 8,409
23 Lawrenceville 4.67% 30,127
24 Kennesaw 4.56% 32,669
25 Decatur 4.52% 21,210
26 Riverdale 4.45% 15,812
27 Acworth 4.43% 21,824
28 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 4.39% 120,813
29 Loganville 4.16% 11,072
30 Snellville 4.12% 19,395
31 Atlanta 3.97% 456,378
32 Jefferson 3.86% 9,946
33 Centerville 3.75% 7,576
34 Pooler 3.45% 22,131
35 Villa Rica 3.44% 14,755
36 Gainesville 3.36% 37,906
37 Auburn 3.22% 7,291
38 Warner Robins 3.22% 73,265
39 Newnan 3.16% 35,642
40 Marietta 3.16% 59,714
41 Perry 3.09% 15,293
42 Lagrange 3.01% 30,535
43 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 2.96% 11,882
44 Buford 2.92% 13,927
45 Hinesville 2.89% 34,127
46 Douglasville 2.86% 32,317
47 Dalton 2.84% 33,653
48 Lafayette 2.61% 7,130
49 Carrollton 2.37% 25,960
50 Vidalia 2.35% 10,674
51 Columbus 2.33% 200,303
52 Richmond Hill 2.31% 11,501
53 Tyrone 2.3% 7,121
54 Cumming 2.23% 5,740
55 Savannah 2.17% 144,717
56 Rome 2.11% 36,340
57 Dublin 2.1% 16,189
58 Cordele 2.07% 11,015
59 Rincon 2.05% 9,690
60 Fort Oglethorpe 2.04% 9,613
61 Valdosta 2.01% 56,717
62 Milledgeville 1.92% 19,146
63 Eastman 1.88% 5,315
64 Canton 1.82% 25,022
65 Dallas 1.8% 12,622
66 Winder 1.76% 15,148
67 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 1.72% 196,784
68 Waycross 1.71% 14,188
69 Kingsland 1.68% 16,411
70 Statesboro 1.61% 30,597
71 Grovetown 1.47% 12,848
72 Moultrie 1.46% 14,457
73 Mcdonough 1.44% 23,086
74 Flowery Branch 1.43% 6,503
75 Fort Valley 1.36% 8,975
76 St. Marys 1.36% 17,853
77 Calhoun 1.29% 16,139
78 Garden City 1.27% 8,889
79 Powder Springs 1.19% 14,596
80 Covington 1.18% 13,667
81 Fairburn 1.14% 13,860
82 Camilla 1.1% 5,075
83 Tifton 1.04% 16,691
84 Bremen 1.04% 6,257
85 East Point 0.98% 35,477
86 Stone Mountain 0.97% 6,102
87 Albany 0.95% 75,657
88 Dahlonega 0.94% 6,196
89 Griffin 0.9% 22,875
90 Conyers 0.82% 15,682
91 Hampton 0.71% 7,281
92 Brunswick 0.66% 15,997
93 Sandersville 0.61% 5,776
94 Americus 0.6% 16,185
95 Toccoa 0.49% 8,374
96 Commerce 0.47% 6,601
97 Austell 0.47% 7,056
98 Bainbridge 0.46% 12,492
99 Cedartown 0.43% 9,752
100 Cairo 0.42% 9,708

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